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People could be seen running in panic after a truck crashed into the crowd on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. Many people have been reportedly injured. There also have been unconfirmed reports of gunfire.
“There are people in blood, probably full of wounded,” a reporter for the Nice Matin newspaper said.
Local media has dubbed the incident an act of terror, reporting at least 50 fatalities. No official confirmation has been released so far.
The Agence France-Presse (AFP) says its reporter described seeing a white van driving at high speed on to the Promenade des Anglais, which is by the beach in Nice, as people were leaving after the Bastille day celebration display.
“We saw people hit and bits of debris flying around,” he said, adding that the incident took place near the Hotel Negresco. Terrified pedestrians screamed as they fled the area. “It was absolute chaos,” he said.
A security cordon was established, closing off the central Place Massena by 11:30pm GMT, another AFP correspondent said.
Looks like a bit of a panic. French police say the smoke is because of the fireworks. There is also a building on fire across the river, but it does NOT look like terrorism.
originally posted by: matafuchs
What's up at the Eiffel tower? There is a fire? Was it an attack?
originally posted by: CaticusMaximus
The fruits of the failed multiculturalism experiment.